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Club d'Elf Live at Club Helsinki on 2011-04-09




Club d'Elf
4/9/11 -
Club Helsinki,
Hudson, NY
****VGRM19****

Disc 1:
Set 1-
1. Sand>
2. Hegaz>
3. Madrecita
4. band intros
5. Ambib

Disc 2:
Set 1(con't)-
1. The Tingler>
2. Berber Song
Set 2-
3. Sidi Rabi

Disc 3:
Set 2(con't)-
1. Zeed Al Maal(w/ Kalimba jam)>
2. Mogador
3. Instar


Collection ClubdElf
Band/Artist Club d'Elf
Venue Club Helsinki
Location Hudson, NY

Source neumann U89(left mic stage lip, right mic on stage, split 12', subcard, -80h)>Lunatec V2>Mytek Stereo 192 ADC>Edirol R-44(24/48)>SDHC Card
Lineage Card Reader>PC>Samplitude SE No. 9(Normalize, Fade in/out, Dither to 16 bit, Resample to 48k)>Wave Editor(tracking,fades)>XAct(FLAC Level 8,fix sbe)--plus--EQ, Balance, VC(left channel in beginning), PD&Norm, time alignment of split stage mics, RT
Taped by Ed Guidry
Transferred by Andy Murray(remaster by Bill Mulvey)

Notes

Brahim Fribgane - oud, percussion, vox
John Medeski - keys, melodica
Mister Rourke - turntables
Dean Johnston - drums
Mike Rivard - bass, sintir, electric bass kalimba, humble narrator

neumann U89(left mic stage lip, right mic on stage, split 12',
subcard, -80h)>Lunatec V2>Mytek Stereo 192 ADC>Edirol
R-44(24/48)>SDHC Card>Card Reader>PC>Samplitude SE
No. 9(Normalize, Fade in/out, Dither to 16 bit, Resample to
48k)>Wave Editor(tracking,fades)>XAct(FLAC Level 8,fix sbe)
recorded by Ed Guidry--tracked & uploaded by Andy Murray.
--plus--EQ, Balance, VC(left channel in beginning), PD&Norm,
time alignment of split stage mics, RT by Bill Mulvey--4/2011.

Notes:
Many thanks go out to Ed Guidry for recording this great capture & to Andy Murray for
sharing it with the world at large. This was a really nice sounding source that I tweaked
a bit to hopefully make it shine a little brighter. I time aligned the 12' split on the mics to make
them even & that really pulled the drums together. There were a couple instances in the
beginning of the show(d1t01) where the left channel seriously dropped down in volume
(but not out completely) that I have evened out now as if that never happened. I then EQ'd
the thing to bring out a bit more of the DJ & warmth of the bass & then tastefully raised the
levels. Overall, I think that a great source has been improved & I hope that you all agree.

Enjoy!!

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VGRM series:
VGRM01 - Mago(Martin Medeski) 2007-05-12 - Japan
VGRM02 - Ryan Adams & the Cardinals 2006-10-17 - Germany
VGRM03 - Schleigho 2010-06-25 - NYC(on archive.org)
VGRM04 - Club d'Elf 2008-03-13 - Cambridge, MA("10th Anniversary")
VGRM05 - Schleigho 2003-10-16 - Albany, NY(on archive.org)
VGRM06 - Los Lobos 2010-12-31 - City Winery, NYC
VGRM07 - Piers Faccini 2011-02-09 - Living Room, NYC
VGRM08 - Bruce Hornsby 1999-03-26 - Paramount Arts Center, Ashland, KY
VGRM09.5 - Zero 1996-11-22 - Chester's Place, Fayetteville, AR(on archive.org)
VGRM10 - Piers Faccini 2011-02-16 - Living Room, NYC
VGRM11 - Jerry Joseph 2010-07-13 - Portland, OR(on archive.org)
VGRM12 - Livingston Leo 2011-03-08 - Dinosaur BBQ, NYC
VGRM13 - The Italian Surf Academy 2011-03-15 - Shrine, NYC
VGRM14 - Schleigho 2010-11-20 - Ding Dong Lounge, NYC(on archive.org)
VGRM15 - Bobby Previte 2011-03-28 - Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
VGRM16 - Jerry Joseph 2010-11-07 - Shrine, NYC(on archive.org)
VGRM17 - Jerry Joseph 2011-04-08 - Living Room, NYC(on archive.org)
VGRM18 - Jerry Joseph 2011-04-13 - Cafe Addis, NYC(on archive.org)
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Reviews

Reviewer: jasperjones - - April 10, 2012
Subject: Awesome!
What a great show from stage to sound! Er'body was in true d'elf groove . So many layers!
Reviewer: njpg - - April 9, 2012
Subject: Very nice!
I haven't heard the original recording, but yes, the sound is very bright (even on my sometimes overly warm-sounding tube stereo amp) but retains its fullness. As for the show, when did Club d'Elf ever let the side down? Hypnotic and heedless of the stupid, artificial boundaries between "acoustic" and...what, NON-acoustic? Ever heard a non-acoustic sound? But hardly ever was a deconstructionist artistic statement so sweet as this band's sound!

Personal note: I'm sort of from Great Barrington, MA, and until recently Club Helsinki was located there. This is the first I've heard of it relocating!
Reviewer: mattBass - - May 18, 2011
Subject: how it's done
wow, this is how it's done. Both the performance and the recording is outstanding. Thank you to the performers and those that made the recording happen.
Reviewer: snakes - - May 11, 2011
Subject: upgrade
pristine. didn't think it could get better. was at the show, and this IS what it sounded like. That good.
Reviewer: LostSailorRecordings - - April 24, 2011
Subject: above album quality
the complete team of people responsible for this recording should take a moment, and smile. this is truly an incredible presentation of a live Club D'elf experience. should be 6 stars.
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